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. >>> and now to a developing story affecting every american. the countdown to the fiscal cliff. last night, president obama dressed the -- addressed the nation following a productive and yet failed attempt to strike a deal. he used the weekly address to urge the senate to put together a basic package to protect americans from an income tax hike. >> we can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> tomorrow is setting up to be a critical day. house members return and senate leaders are hoping they would be able to offer compromised plan. >>> they will have two days to strike a deal to avoid automatic tax hikes for everyone and also to avoid across-the-board spending cuts. audrey barns has more on that fiscal cliff countdown. >> reporter: lawmakers summoned to the white house for an emergency summit to try to hammer out a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and describe the talks as productive. they didn't produce an agreement. from the senate floor, words of optimism from minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> we're engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the
-- verizon fios. >> after last night, i want a man whoho had the good sense to marrmichelle obama. [applause] >> ok, i am nominating former president bill clinton put the democratic national convention spee in 2012 as the political speech of the year. anybody want to challenge me? >> i echo tha he g galvanized that convention brought them to their feet. he galvanized the political party. they came out of there as a united party. >> but he has a hugee approval rating. >> there are second acts if not third acts in american life, and bill clinton approves it. thee two most popular figures in the united stes today are bill clinton and hillary clinton. he made a better case for barack obama and joe bidennd barackk obama and joe biden had ever made. the other thing about bill clinton's speech is he had the ultimate line in it -- "this econom was so bad even i could not have fixed it." >> i think you pointed out in the opening of the show what was the worst political moment, which was cnt eastwood wasting 12 minutes of prime time when just before, you have had these truly heart renng stories -- hea
-minute deal, a key player in the final hours. president obama set off the high-stakes weekend scramble friday night imemployering congressional leaders to take action immediately. >> the american people are not going to have any patience fora i politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: with that harry reid and mitch mcconnell launched a latch-dimp effort to craft a bipt plan to that stop the tax hike going into effect on new year's day. they negotiated all day saturday. saturday night there was an offer. by this morning, a clear sense of optimism and warnings that failure would be unthinkable. >> there are no breakthroughs yet, but there's a real possibility of a deal. >> if we are not able to reach an agreement, it will be dire. >> the morning's optimism turned into the afternoon's pessimism. the senate opened for business at 1:00 p.m. with the ominous prayer from the chaplain. >> look with favor on our nation and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> reporter: soon democratic leader reed acknowledged he had not been able to make a counteroffer to republicans. >> it's ju
cannot do this with an all-volunteer service. >> after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [applause] >> i am nominating former president bill clinton's democratic nional convenon speechn 2012 as the political speech of the year. anybody want to challenge me? >> i would echo that. he galvanized that convention, brought them to their feet, galvanized the political party. and they came out of there as a united party. >> he has a huge approval rating. >> second act if not third act in american life. bill clinton proves it. mad a better case for barack obama and joe biden and barack obama and joe biden had ever made. the other thing about bill clinton's speech is he had the ultimate line in it -- "this economy was so bad even i could not have fixed it." >> you pointed out in the opening of the show what was the worst political moment, which was the clint eastwood wasting 12 minutes of prime time when just before, you have had these truly heart rending stories -- artwarmi stoes aut te humaty of the republican challenger, and also a bio which was not show
-ditch deal, and the house comes back for a rare sunday night session. yesterday afternoon in an exclusive interview, president obama sat down with me in the blue room of the white house to discuss the way forward and his priorities for a second term. >>> mr. president, welcome back to "meet the press." >> great to be here. thank you. >> the obvious question, are we going to go over the fiscal cliff? >> we'll find out in the next 48 hours what congress will decide to do. but i think it's important for the american people to understand exactly what this fiscal cliff is. it's actually not that complicated. the tax cuts that were introduced in 2001, 2003, 2010, those were extended, and they are all about to expire at the end of the year. so on midnight december 31, if congress doesn't act, then everybody's taxes go up. and for the average family, that could mean a loss of $2,000 in income. for the entire economy, that means consumers have a lot less money to make purchases, which means businesses are going to have a lot less customers, which means that they are less likely to hire, and the wh
spent the weekend working on a last-ditch deal and the house comes back today for a rare sunday night session. yesterday afternoon, in an exclusive interview, president obama sat down with me in the blue room of the white house. to discuss the way forward and his priorities for a second term. >> mr. president, welcome back to "meet the press." >> great to be here, thank you. >> the obvious question -- are we going over the fiscal cliff? >> well, i think we're going to find out in the next 48 hours what congress decides to do. but i think it's important for the american people to understand exactly what this fiscal cliff is. because it's actually not that complicated. the tax cuts that were introduced in 2001, 2003, 2010, those were extended and they're all about to expire at the end of the year. so on midnight, december 31st, if congress doesn't act, then everybody's taxes go up. and for the average family, that could mean a loss of $2,000 in income. for the entire economy, that means consumers have a lot less money to make purchases, which means businesses are going to have a lot les
suggests it is 1775 that was a critical launching point of the revolutionary war. sunday night at 8:00 on c- span's q&a. >> coming up, and look at the so-called fiscal cliff. weekly addresses from president obama and with republican senator roy blunt. >> hi, . i have been working to come together around a plant to grow the economy and shrink our efforts -- deficit. it is a balanced plan, one that would cut spending in a responsible way and ask the wealthiest americans to pay a little more. i will keep working with anybody serious about getting a comprehensive plan like this done because it is the right thing to do for our economic growth. we are not at the point where in a couple of days, the losses at the americans' tax rates are going up. the americans paycheck will get a lot smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do for our economy. it would hurt middle-class families and it would hurt the businesses that depend on your spending. and congress can prevent it from happening, if they act now. leaders in congress are working on a way to prevent this tax hike on the middle class an
.m. and happen at 8:00 at night and that tends to drive coverage because other people are looking for response. >> with other journalists agreeing to run quotes by the obama team, i put that question to woodward. >> one word answer. if the white house asked for court approval, what would you have said? >> i don't think they could have looked somebody like myself who has been around for so long looked me in the eye and asked that and i would have said, come on. >> perhaps the biggest journalistic fraud of the year was jonah, caught fabricating part of a book. the journalist who exposed him described their last confrontation. >> even in the conversation that you had with him the day before you published, last sunday night, he started to confess to certain things he did wrong. but did he come clean? >> no. he lied to me in that conversation. he lied to me in his confession. >> how so? >> he discovered that i had gotten in contact with one of his fake sources and his fake source told me that i had never talked to this guy. >> how does the impact of your work make you feel? in other words, how do y
and the president can't get their act together and reach a deal on the fiscal cliff before midnight tomorrow night, but that's not stopping president obama from giving every member of congress a pay raise from as much as $6,000. joining us now is peter swietzer a research fellow at stanford university, hoover institution. good to see you, peter. >> hey, it's great to be out with me, thanks for having me. >> dave: is this a bit hypocritical talking about raising taxes for all americans if they don't get a deal done, yet, how do you go ahead and give congress a raise? >> that's a great question. you know, it beats me. there's been a pay freeze in effect since 2010 and obviously, they've done such a fantastic job between then and now that they deserve this pay increase, right? it makes no sense, it makes no sense in terms of the merits and the performance in washington has been terrible and it makes no sense in terms of the politics and the atmospherics, they're getting a pay raise before they fix the fiscal cliff? who gets a pay raise before they get the job done? it's a ridiculous notion and shows
't say there was a line in the sand and hadn't even heard from reid since 7:00 last night, and, you know, that just shows you how far apart those sides are on this right now, melissa. >> let's take a listen to something that president obama said on "meet the press" today. >> if all else fails, if republicans do in fact decide to block it so that taxes on middle class families do in, fact, go up on january 1st, then we'll come back with a new congress on january 4th, and the first bill that will be introduced on the floor will be to cut taxes on middle class families, and, you know, i don't think the average person is going to say, gosh, you know, that's a -- that's a really partisan agenda on the part of either the president or democrats in congress. i think people will say that makes sense because that's what the economy needs right now. one way or another we'll get through this. >> it kind of sounds like the president is prepared for this to go into next year, and if it does, who do you think gets the blame? >> well, call it instead of democrats plan "b" call it plan "c" for cliff beca
that was. this year's election has us up to the very end. who couldn't forget the moment on election night everyone was talking about the next day? i don't mean the historic re-election of president obama. i mean karl rove's inability to process the fact it happened. >> do you believe that ohio has been settled? >> no, i don't. look, if we are calling this on the basis of 74% of the vote being in. when 77% is in, the director of the ohio campaign for romney on the other end of the line refreshing the page every few seconds. >> no word on if he's refreshing the website. seriously? >> i feel like you have been mean to karl rove. you have to understand where he was coming from. he wasted over a quarter billion dollars from failing. it was epic. what am i supposed to do. you just wasted millions of dollars. other people's money. people gave you money. you said i got this, i understand this. they gave you hundreds of millions of dollars, you fail and the camera is on you. i would have been -- ohio doesn't exist. i don't see why you are counting votes from them. >> i was waiting for him to say y
. and polling in the 2012 presidential election. tuesday night on c-span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: u.s.a. today white house reporter david jackson joins us for a discussion on president obama's second term cabinet who is staying who is on their way out. and set the stage for us by giving a sense of what the norm is historically in terms of cabinet turnover for a president. >> there almost always is after the 19 96 election people left president clinton first cabinet. after the 2004 election there were people who left president bush's first cabinet. i must say the difference this year in those previous cases it was -- the month of december was spent with people announcing their retirement and then there would be announcements. in this case we're still in the speculation stage. on the secretary of state hillary clinton and e.p.a. head lisa jackson have announced they are leaving. in terms of the rest of the members we're still in the speculation stage. host: we know two deaf nitswhofment are the likely expected to turn over? guest: almost certainly timothy geithner indicated h
. republican senator lindsey graham says president obama the commander in chief is the one to blame for that. peter doocy with more. >> senator graham said he got a call from the defense sect leon panetta last night and he told him that he has been told there will be nothing in the bill that is being writ ton avoid the fiscal cliff that will stop sequestration from going into effect. so the way things stand right now, secretary panetta will need to send 800,000 layoff notices to defense contractors on tuesday. >> if the president doesn't deal with this then he is a lousy commander in chief. if there is a deal done that doesn't set aside the defense cuts because we have is already cut $489 billion out of the defense department, then i'm very disappoin disappointed ine president as commander in keefe and disappointed in the republican party for allowing this to even be a possibility because the party of ronald reagan would never let this happen. >> the sequester s a self-imposed punishment put in place when the bipartisan supercommittee couldn't come together to pick and choose $1.2 trillion w
last night. two other residents went to the hospital to be treated with smoke inhalation. the cause of that fire is under investigation. >>> president obama says it is up to congress to find a way back from the so-called fiscal cliff. he reached out to republicans but the refusal to raise taxes on the rich has blocked negotiations. congress will reconvene today with a senate meeting in a little more than an hour from now. >>> a winter storm is dumping more snow on the east coast this morning. it comes days after another storm is being blamed for the death of 16 people. boston's mayor has declared a snow emergency as some parts of the east coast get ready for up to a foot of new snow. >>> many people don't like the snow others are pretty excited for that snow. sledders in new york took advantage of the snow and turned the park into a winter wonder land. some snow lovers even did a little cross country skiing. several inches have fallen in the area over the past few days. in west oakland a man says it felt like an earthquake when a tree came crashing down. a nearly 30-foot tree came d
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